Many of you have already linked your pages but I still encounter many who haven't. This might be for privacy reasons but as I don't think much is private on Social Media any longer, you might as well use it till its full extent. A great opportunity to get more traffic and fans to your fan page is to link your personal profile to your fan page. Many of your friends might not even know you have (started) your own business and you will be surprised to see how many of your friends are willing to support you and tell all about you to their own friends.
Here's how you do it:
1. Click "About" below your profile photo.
2. Click "Edit" in the "Work and Education" section
3. Type the name of your Fan Page in the "Where have you worked?" field and select your Page from the list that will drop down as you type, select your icon.
4. Type your position in the "Position" field and other info required.
5. Click "Add Job".
6. Click "Save Changes".
You have now created a direct link from your personal page to your fan page :)
To make our busy life easier, you can now schedule your post/updates for your business page directly in Facebook. This is a great tool and can save you time, especially if you want to post at a certain time. When you look at your Facebook posts, you noticed that it displays how many fans it has reached. With trial and error you can find out when most of your fans are online. Then schedule your posts around that time.
It is also handy if you want to schedule posts in advance because you are away. You might be on holiday... you deserve a break, so scheduling the posts in advance would be a great solution. Fans still get the updates...
If you are really too busy to do any updates, you can also contact us. We can look after your Social Media and website updates while you look after other parts of your business.
Not many people seem to have a problem with uploading a new profile image. It is more that the thumbnail never seems to look right. You need to be a Magician to figure out the automatic cropping rules Facebook abides by and applies to your image. On your personal profile thumbnail, you’re lucky if you are not beheaded in the image or be a tiny speck in the distance no one can make out who it is. On your fan page, your brand’s logo is cut off and you can only see a few letters of your companies name. Frustration level.... 10 out of 10 !!
Facebook Magic trick.
Facebook recommends that profile pictures are 200px wide. However, they don’t make it clear how the thumbnail is generated from this picture. Facebook magically crops images when generating a thumbnail, losing information around the edge and the end result is a surprise. So when you create your profile image allow a 12 pixel border (safe zone) around crucial information such as a brand name or logo to allow for automatic cropping. Then you can edit the thumbnail selection accordingly as per instructions below.
How to change your Facebook Profile Picture & resize your Thumbnail Instructions:
If you have a Facebook Fan Page, you sometimes need to make someone else an Admin on the page. It could be that there is another person who needs to update the page or you’ve hired someone like us to help out with your page.
In general, it is a good idea to have a second person as Admin of the page just in case for whatever reason you are unable to log in yourself.
Here is how you do it:
Go to your fan page and click on the link "See all" on the right next to Admins. This takes you to the page where you can change different parts of your fan page. Now you can type in the name or email address of the person who you want to become an Admin. Please note that the new admin needs to be a fan of your page. Click "Save Changes" and type the Facebook login password to confirm.
You can also remove the Admin rights here as well.
Mind your own Business Page!
I see many people on Facebook who are running their business under a personal profile (aka timeline) rather than a business page (aka fan page).
If you are using a personal page as a business page, I highly encourage you to convert the personal page to a business page. Many people lose their pages due to breaking the terms of personal vs. business pages. Don’t risk it!
Of course there are advantages of setting your business up with a personal profile but it is in violation of Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and you risk permanently losing all of your content and access to the page all together. 'Knock, Knock... Who's there? Facebook - your page is gone!'
How do you know if you have a personal profile or a business page?
Personal profiles have 'friends' and business profile have 'likes'.
Perhaps you didn't know it was possible to set up a business page or maybe you didn't know how to set it up. Well it is still not to late, you can actually convert the personal profile to a business page, see article: 'Converting your profile into a Page'. Your 'friends' will automatically become 'likers' and most of the information will be converted over from your personal profile to the business page. Just to be on the safe side, I do recommend you make a backup from your personal profile first.
If you have any questions or need assistance regarding this matter, feel free to contact me, I don't bite :)
I still see them out there, in BIG numbers... Fanpages who haven't claimed their vanity url yet.
Have you claimed it yet or are you still a number?! Perhaps you have been too busy or maybe you didn't know this was possible.
Your fanpage will definitely benefit from a url without all the numbers behind.
Instead of directing your fans to: www.facebook.com/I-am-a-number/200491186647990 you can use www.facebook.com/Iamanumber
Here is how you do it:
Now there are some restrictions, like the username needs to be at least 5 characters long and Facebook doesn't allow 'inappropriate wording'.
Now be careful to check your spelling because you can't change the username once you set it.
Now if you do get stuck or have any questions, let me know... I am here to help.
TIP: Don't forget to check your 'Hidden posts' on Facebook
Many of my clients didn't know that they had messages of (potential) clients sitting in their 'hidden posts'.
'Hidden posts' on Facebook??? I can hear many of you think... Yes, Facebook puts some post in here which they suspect are 'spam' but most-likely it is not.
Where can you find your hidden posts...???
You can find 'hidden posts' on the left side under the 'Wall' icon.
What to do when you have 'hidden posts'
If you have a hidden post, hover over the right of it and a little icon will appear which will give you the option to:
Hope this helps!
Since the changeover to Timeline it is a little trickier to check your Hidden Posts.
They are now called Spam and it takes 5 actions to actually find them.
Here we go: Click ‘Admin Panel’ -> ‘Manage’ -> ‘Activity Log’ -> ‘All’ -> Spam.
Pffff, can we sue them for RSI you think??
Social Media doesn't bite, if used correctly - lol!